KEHLER, CARR LOSE IN NCAA CONSOLATION ROUNDS

IOWA CITY, IOWA (March 16, 2001) West Virginia wrestlers Ryan Kehler and Joe Carr lost today in consolation round action at the NCAA tournament, at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Kehler, a Klingerstown, Pa., native was pinned by Oklahoma's Leonce Crump in 0:42 in the consolation quarterfinals. To get there, Kehler defeated Penn State's Bob Jones, 4-2, and pinned Oklahoma State's James Huml in 5:11.

Kehler finishes the season with a 30-8 mark, the best record ever recorded by a WVU heavyweight in a single season. With his 10th pin on the year, Kehler is now tied for second on WVU's all-time seasonal pins list and is in sole possession of seventh on the Mountaineers' all-time junior wins list.

Carr, a Lexington, Ky., native lost to N.C. State's Pierre Pryor 7-0 in the first round of consolations. The junior ends his season with a 21-8 mark.


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